Day by day itinerary

Stage 2 [D5] – Machhakhola to Deng

Again today we’re following the course of the river with short climbs and descents. The rice paddy fields will disappear to be replaced by millet, barley and maize. We run through Jagat, a pretty village with a paved main square, … Continue reading

Stage 3 [D6] – Deng – Hinang Gompa

Today’s start will be flat for the first 30 seconds. We descend to the river and cross a bridge (walking please!) and then it’s an uphill again to reach a high traverse that follows the river’s course. We’ll pass Ghap, … Continue reading

Stage 4 [D7] Hinang to Samagaon

Again there’s a downhill start to the day. We reach Sho and the trail levels out. There is a short climb up to Lho, a village with a huge monastery and an awesome view of Manaslu. We’ll make a climb … Continue reading

Stage 5 [D8] Sama – Manaslu Base Camp – Sama

Anna Frost looks happy! Today is a bright an early start to marvel at sunrise on Manalsu (cloud dependent) and after a leisurely breakfast, comes the run. But not your run! In 2013 for the first time we organised the … Continue reading

Stage 6 [D9] Samagaon – Samdo

Today is a relatively easy day with a chance to run with some speed. The trail climbs only 400m on long gentle slopes with easily runnable trails.

Day 10 – Rest/Walking – Samdo – Tibetan Border – Samdo

Today is a partial rest day, at least a day off from running in this tough schedule. Those with the energy are invited to walk up to the border, the Rui La, at 4998m between Nepal and Tibet. It’s quite … Continue reading

Stage 7 [D11] Samdo to Bimtang

The views are incredible from this route and this is the last day up high. Previously we’ve walked this stage and this year we intend to race it if possible, however early season snow may require us to halt the … Continue reading

Stage 8 [D12] – Bimtang – Dharapani

A final long day. From the gorgeous flat ground of Bimtang with its mountain views, we plunge along a technical forested trail with a lot of descent. Beyond the small village of Tilije, we drop on to a jeep track … Continue reading

Day 13. Return to Kathmandu (Drive)

An early 6am start for this bus ride to reach Kathmandu before rush hour, with a pleasant lunch stop on the way.

Kathmandu departure (14th day!)

This is the earliest day realistically that you can take a return flight. You’re welcome to stay longer however to enjoy the city’s sights.